Cephalon Inc.'s promise to settle patent litigation without using side deals to get reverse payments as part of a $1.2 billion agreement with the Federal Trade Commission sends a "strong and important" message to the rest of the industry to change its behavior, FTC health care chief Markus Meier told Law360 on Thursday.
The U.S. State Department on Friday announced that as expected, Cuba has been officially removed from the government’s list of state sponsors of terrorism, advancing President Barack Obama’s plan to normalize diplomatic relations with the country.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed increasing the amount of renewable fuel in U.S. gasoline supplies, after two blown deadlines and a court order riled up both the petroleum and renewable fuel sectors as well as members of Congress.
Former House Speaker and Dickstein Shaprio LLP lobbyist John Dennis Hastert has been charged with withdrawing nearly $1 million in hush money in sub-$10,000 chunks to avoid his bank reporting the withdrawals, and then lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, prosecutors announced Thursday.
A New York federal judge Thursday ruled that 50 Cent must face a trial in state court over his online posting of a sex tape featuring the mother of rival emcee Rick Ross’ child, dashing the rapper’s bid to remove the lawsuit with a last-minute bankruptcy filing.
A Delaware jury awarded $100 million to a woman who sued Boston Scientific Corp. over injuries from the company's pelvic mesh on Thursday in the biggest win yet over the medical implant that has elicited thousands of injury lawsuits.
A New York federal grand jury on Thursday slapped state Sen. Dean Skelos, a former Republican majority leader, and his son with a six-count indictment, including a new allegation that the younger Skelos made more than $100,000 from a medical malpractice insurer through a no-show job.